TanakhCast #69: The Monolatrist Henotheist Edition

Abraham_IdolsIn this week’s episode: Samuel 28-31.

We conclude the Book of Samuel with a look at Shaul’s final days as king and living person and why the Tanakh, though highly critical of it, doesn’t aggressively debunk sorcery.

 

 

TanakhCast #65: The All Apologies Edition

Sad-Puppy-Face-PictureIn this week’s episode: Samuel 12-15.

We continue in the Book of Samuel with an examination of royal missteps and political apologies.

And ICYMI, here’s Jack Marshall’s hierarchy of political apologies.

 

TanakhCast #64: The Squat, Pear Shaped and Balding Edition

guardianIn this week’s episode: Samuel 8-11.

We continue in the Book of Samuel with an examination of what makes a leader then and now.

And ICYMI…

Here’s one of Green Lantern’s Guardians of the Universe who, you must admit, does look a lot like David Ben Gurion.

And here’s the piece by Slate’s David Greenberg about the Nixon-Kennedy debate.